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Scholarship America, Inc., the nation’s largest nonprofit scholarship and education support organization, today announced that Jen Menke has joined the organization as the new Vice President of Human Resources. Menke brings with her more than 15 years of professional experience within the field of human resources.
Having worked with companies such as GE Commercial Finance, Target, and Ceridian, Menke’s career has led her through a variety of industries with valuable opportunities to work in both large and smaller organizations. In her most recent role as Senior Vice President, Career and Incentive Development at Global Stream Services, Menke was responsible for the creation and execution of the Career Hub, a new nonprofit organization focused on education and building careers for at-risk high school students.
Menke holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the College of St. Benedict, a Master of Science in Human Resources Management from Purdue University, and a Six Sigma Green Belt Certification.
“I am extremely excited to join the Scholarship America team and to leverage my skills to drive growth in Scholarship America’s mission,” Menke said. “I am passionate about providing postsecondary success to all students, and look forward to supporting students, as well as our employees, in their journey to meet their full potential.”
“The training and experiences that Jen brings, including the creation of Career Hub, are a wonderful fit not only to our team and organization, but also to Scholarship America’s mission to make postsecondary success possible for all students. Jen’s career focus on organizational development, employee engagement, and building high-performance work teams will be integral, as we continue to take action on our goals and strategic plan going forward,” said Lauren Segal, President & CEO, Scholarship America.
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About Scholarship America
Scholarship America mobilizes support for students getting into and graduating from college. Since 1958, Scholarship America has distributed more than $3.1 billion in scholarship assistance to more than 2 million students, funding both entry-level and multi-year scholarships and emergency financial grants. More information is available at scholarshipamerica.org.
Scholarship America’s Dream Award is a renewable scholarship fund targeted toward completion. These annually-increasing awards will be given to students selected from across the nation who are entering their second year of education beyond high school.
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